Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1908

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Summary

Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott had received a condensed list of art objects in Mr. Charles Lang Freer's collection and calculated the value of his entire collection to be $873,398.90. He also asked Mr. Freer to consider transferring the funds now that were intended for the construction of the gallery to the Smithsonian to be used for maintaining the collection, if the Government would provide for the building.

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Regents Minutes
  • Title 20, Education
  • Board of Regents - Discussions

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 4 (Minute book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 15, 1908

Topic

  • Art, Asian, Art
  • Art
  • Art, American
  • Secretaries
  • Art museums, Wills
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Private collections
  • Art--History
  • Art, Asian, Art--Private collections
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Japanese
  • Art, Korean
  • Art objects

Form/Genre

Board of Regents

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 91-94

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